Graduate Student Orientation Scheduled for August 20-21, 2020

Welcome to Kent State University!

Graduate Student Orientation (GSO) is held prior to the start of fall and spring semesters for all new graduate students. 

GSO provides an opportunity to learn about university resources and network with other new graduate students, along with representatives of KSU's faculty, staff, and administration. GSO will feature a series of presentations from different resource areas across campus, a resource fair, a social, and breakout sessions facilitated by the GSO teaching fellows related to topics on research and graduate student life. 

Fall 2020 GSO will be held on Thursday, August 20 and Friday, August 21 Registration for GSO will open for new graduate students in May 2020. New graduate students who have been admitted for Summer or Fall 2020 will be receiving invites to attend GSO. The first day of GSO is for all new graduate students and the second day of GSO is for all new teaching assistants and students interested in college teaching.

Parking: Free parking during GSO is available in the “C- Campus Center” parking lot on Campus Center Dr., which is immediately before Summit St.  
Google Maps address to the parking lot:  1176 East Summit Street, Kent, Ohio, 44243 United States. 

Before you attend GSO, we recommend reviewing our Guide to Getting Started as a Graduate Student highlighting important things to know before starting classes and resources/services related to health and wellness, information services, graduate student services, and more.

We look forward to meeting you